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Ontario's creative economy explored

 
2010-01-13

Ontario’s economy is undergoing a transformation. Businesses are increasingly using talent and technology to compete, as they rely less on physical and routine tasks. The Monieson Centre, Queen’s School of Business, is presenting a public lecture series that examines how rural businesses and communities can thrive in this new economy.

“The Monieson Centre facilitates research on the knowledge economy,” says Dr. Yolande Chan, Director of the Centre. “Our winter 2010 public lectures focus on Ontario in the Creative Age, exploring how rural businesses and communities need not get left behind.”

Speakers at the lectures bring a vast knowledge of the rural creative economy. They include researchers from Queen’s School of Business, other Queen’s departments, as well as prominent Ontario research institutes. Policy makers from the provincial government will add their insight, and rural economic development practitioners will explore local benefits of the creative economy.

The series of five public lectures starts later this month and will continue through until the end of May. More information is available at www.business.queensu.ca/centres/monieson/events/Creative%20Economy%20Seminars.php 
 

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